Grossmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Lower Saxony was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Grossmann. The surname Grossmann is a nickname surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a nickname that was given to the first person who used the name. Belonging to the category of hereditary surnames, nicknames are a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, which can refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They often described the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This name was probably derived from the High German word "groz," which meant "large" or "big."

Early Origins of the Grossmann family

The surname Grossmann was first found in Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

Early History of the Grossmann family

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Grossmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grossman, Grossmann, Grosman, Grosmann, Groesman, Groessman, Groessmann, Groesmann, Grosseman, Groseman, Grossemann, Grosemann, Groossman, Grosserman and many more.

Early Notables of the Grossmann family (pre 1700)

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Grossmann Ranking

In France, the name Grossmann is the 7,794th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]


United States Grossmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grossmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Grossmann, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741
  • Johann Grossmann, who arrived in America in 1783 [2]
  • Johann Grossmann, who settled in America in 1783
Grossmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Louis Grossmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840 [2]
  • Karl Grossmann, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844 [2]
  • Albert Grossmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Andr Grossmann, who arrived in America in 1850 [2]
  • Carl Grossmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Grossmann migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grossmann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Johann Christoph Grossmann, aged 51, a landman, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [3]
  • F. Grossmann, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grossmann (post 1700) +

  • Bernd Grossmann (b. 1928), German-born American publishing company executive with Springer-Verlag
  • Thomas Grossmann (b. 1951), German writer and psychologist
  • Henryk Grossmann (1881-1950), Polish-German economist
  • Dieter Grossmann (b. 1926), German award winning graphic designer
  • Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm Grossmann (1746-1796), German actor, writer and stage director
  • Ben Grossmann, Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor
  • Jiøí Grossmann (1941-1971), Czech theatre actor, poetrist and composer
  • Dániel Grossmann, Hungarian conductor
  • Marcel Grossmann (1878-1936), Hungarian mathematician
  • Alexander Grossmann (b. 1930), Croatian-French physicist


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm


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